Gardezi, Maaz

Gardezi, Maaz
Iowa State University

Maaz Gardezi is a PhD student co-majoring in Sociology & Sustainable Agriculture and minoring in Statistics at Iowa State University. He holds a M.S. from the School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, with a concentration in environmental policy and planning. His B.S. is in Economics from the University of Bath, UK. He is interested in researching the influence of human values in enabling resiliency in social and ecological systems. He is currently researching the influence of social and biophysical vulnerability on Midwestern corn farmers' perception of climate change-related risk. This research is analyzing survey and government data by applying spatial and bayesian statistical applications. He is currently part of a USDA-NIFA ($20M) funded transdisciplinary, a multi-institutional team comprised of 140 members working to identify adaptive strategies for Midwest agricultural systems to climate change: Climate and Corn-based Cropping Systems Coordinated Agricultural Project (; USDA-NIFA Award No. 2011-68002-30190. 

Research Interests: 
SES resilience, climate change, perceptions, bayesian and spatial statistics.